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Old 08-13-2009, 08:39 PM   #1121
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It's a Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft freezer. The collar is made of 1x8 maple, and finished with four applications of Minwax Bombay Mahogany Gloss Polyshades.

(The stain did not apply very evenly on maple, but I tried to hide the brush strokes as much as possible, so it turned out okay.)
never had any success with the all in one stuff. I just end up staining with the stain I want and then adding the poly.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:09 PM   #1122
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Yeah, maybe it's not the maple but the poly/stain product. I don't know.

I did use a pre-stain conditioner first, and that made things much worse than they would have been had I just stained it. It pretty much sealed the maple, and the poly/stain just laid on top. Ah well, it ended up fine. I was cursing at it quite a bit as I was putting it on though.

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:52 AM   #1123
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I finally finish my kegging setup and thought I ought to show the guys who inspired me. Obviously the main inspiration came from Jester, thanks man.

Anyway...

I scored a super old chest freezer from the in-laws (still works like a charm).
The only problem was that the compressor took up about 200mm from the whole bottom, no step. So I decided to put a collar on to make it high enough, which meant in the end I could fit 4 kegs instead of just 2.
I wanted to have the setup in the house and according to SWMBO it had to look good. So i decided on going for the coffin style setup.

Here she is, i'm filling a keg today and will put her to use over the weekend.


Expansion for 2 more taps, when funds become available


I haven't decided to spay paint the bottom of the freezer, or make a frame and cover with wood.


Insulated the coffin, you can also see the collar


The 2 holes are for sucking cold air up(fan from underneath), and the other for letting it circulate/hoses

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Old 08-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #1124
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Oilers?




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Old 08-14-2009, 07:40 AM   #1125
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Yeah, I'm actually Australian. Though I lived and worked in Canada for about 12 months. It's just one of the things I collected.

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Old 08-15-2009, 03:29 PM   #1126
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Kegerator is finally in "finished" condition. I thought I'd share the results.




Turns out those labels just float off the bottles when you soak them in oxyclean. Who knew?


I glue a magnet to the back of used bottlecaps. Easy to do in batches and I don't have to flow epoxy over the whole door. Eventually, there won't be any white space left and I'll have to start getting rid of my least favorites.


6 cornys fit in this bad boy. A 1/6bbl keg fits too. I tried a tall 1/4bbl once, but I can only manage 5 when that one is in there.


All of the taps come out where the butter tray used to be. You can't really see it, but I have a wood backing strip there so tightening the shank nuts won't break the plastic.

Huh, huh. I said shank nuts.

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Old 08-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #1127
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Don't tighten you shank nuts to tight or your tubing may shrink and droop.

Sorry.. couldn't resist.

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Old 08-15-2009, 08:46 PM   #1128
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I'm finally ready to show my kegerator. I built it myself over about 8 months as I needed extra taps.






And just for context here is the bar it's behind.


That all sits under my top deck with a tin beach shack roof suspended from above.


Here is the top deck where I watch the sun set.



Kegerator price break down
(not including hoses)

Fridge - Free
Six corney kegs - $50
Four faucets and shanks and Co2 splitter- $80
20# Co2 tank - $20
Mirror - Free
Tap handles - $30
Keg connectors - $40
Total - $220

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #1129
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Here is my kegerator. It has been a work in progress over the past 2 months. I just got my kegging setup and only have 1 faucet right now. Hopefully over the next couple months I will get some new kegs and faucets...


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Old 08-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #1130
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Very nice! Yeah, you need more taps.

Right now with only one tap I half expect to see an half naked overweight guy with with bufflo bills body paint pouring himself a bud light.

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